The Present Volume formed part of The Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. It is now being published as a separate volume. We hope the readers will appreciate it as it presents Gandhiji’s views on all problems of life.
In this volume, we have tried to select Gandhiji’s choicest writings and speeches on a variety of topics. The first part of the Volume contains some of the important speeches delivered by Mahatma Gandhi on historic occasions. The second part includes selections of his thoughts on philosophy, religion, culture, art, literature, science, economics, politics, sociology and education. An attempt has been made to present Gandhiji’s views on different subjects under suitable chapters for the convenience of the reader. To maintain uniformity, indirect narration has been changed to direct speech at a few places. But for slight editing, the original texts have been faithfully adhered to.
I do hope that this collection of speeches and writings will help the reader in understanding Gandhiji’s views on almost all important subjects which affect the lives of individuals, groups and nations.